Thursday, the 21 September, 1654.
Settling the Government.
THE House, according to former Order, was resolved into a Committee of the whole House, upon
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Hoskins was called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Hoskins reports the Desire of the Committee,
that the House would give the Committee of the whole
House Leave to sit again To-morrow, upon the Government.
Resolved, That the House be resolved, To-morrow
Morning, into a Committee of the whole House to proceed upon the Government, according to former Order.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to bring
in a Bill upon the present Debate; viz. To Colonel Fines,
Sir Charles Wolsly, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Lechmere, Lord
Commissioner Widdrington, Serjeant Glyn, Lord Broghill,
Colonel Clerk, Lord Lambert, Mr. York, Lord President
of the Council, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Colonel
Ireland, Captain Stone, Mr. Pury: And they are to meet
this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's
Mr. Stevens reports from the Committee of Privileges,
That there being a double Election for the Borough of
Great Yarmouth, and Two Indentures returned; the
Question being, whether the Right of Election were in
the Bailiffs, Aldermen, Burgesses, and Commonalty, in
Common-Council assembled, or in the Free Burgesses in
general; there were Records produced for Election by
the Free Burgesses in general: But the Committee found
it to be against them; and that the Right of Election was
in the Bailiffs, Aldermen, Burgesses, and Commonalty:
Which Commonalty, upon perusal of the Patents, the
Committee is of Opinion, was the Common Council
assembled; and had found Elections had been accordingly:
And, therefore, were of Opinion, That the Election of
William Goff Esquire, and Thomas Dunn Gentleman,
one of the Aldermen of the Borough of Yarmouth in the
County of Norfolk, to serve as Members in this present
Parliament; which said Election was made by the Bailiff,
Aldermen, Burgesses, and Commonalty, in Common
Council assembled, according to their ancient Custom;
is a good Election.
Resolved, That the Election of William Goff Esquire,
and Thomas Dun Gentleman, for the Borough of Great
Yarmouth, is a good Election.
Ordered, That Nathaniell Ashby, one of the Bailiffs of
the Borough of Great Yarmouth, who did not join in
this Return, be summoned to attend this House on
Wednesday next to join in the Return: And that the
Clerk of the Commonwealth do then attend with the
Writ and Return at that Time.